Debian :: XKB - Super - Not A Modifier In Custom Layout

May 29, 2011

I've written my custom keyboard layout, where I'm trying to remap the Menu key as Super. The key gets remapped, however Super is not recognized as a modifier key, unlike with a standard layout I've used as a comparison. What puzzles me is that the left Windows key, which I never refer to in my custom layout stops working as well.

Here is the relevant section of my custom layout:

Output of xev command shows the key has been remapped correctly:

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Ubuntu :: How To Use Super Key As Standalone Button And Modifier

Nov 21, 2010

Predefinations: From here on in, I will refer to the "Windows Key" on the keyboard as the "Super Key" (Linux terminology)

Consider a user's experience in Windows:
* UseCaseA: Accessing the start menu --> "Super Key" open the menu.
* UseCaseB: Open the "run dialogue" --> "Super Key" + R
* UseCaseC: Open win explorer --> "Super Key" + E
* etc.

In GNOME/ubuntu however, apparently there is this odd limitation in that the "Super Key" cannot be both a standalone key, and a modifier key. Is it still the case? Currently running Ubuntu 10.04 and 10.10. Apparently in KDE this works, and in Windows it's worked since Windows95. How can we achieve this functionality in Ubuntu/gnome?

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May 23, 2015

I was using a custom layout for my keyboard as I've a UK laptop but still use french accents sometimes. After the update from Wheezy to Jessie my configs disappeared so I have put them back:

- Defining my layout here: /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/gb
- Adding here: /usr/share/X11/xkb/rules/base.xml and here /usr/share/X11/xkb/rules/evdev.xml in the gb configItem

Code: Select all       <variant>
          <configItem>
            <name>accentsFR</name>
            <description>English (UK with french accents)</description>
          </configItem>
        </variant>

- Adding the declaration of the layout here /usr/share/X11/xkb/rules/base.lst and here /usr/share/X11/xkb/rules/evdev.lst

Code: Select all  accentsFR       gb: English (UK with french accents)

So everything looks alright, if I go to System Tools -> Preferences -> Settings -> Keyboard -> Input Source my layout is well selected and I can even see the correct layout by clicking on the keyboard icon (cf my snapshot)

Here is the snapshot of the keyboard input source settings: [URL]....

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Jan 22, 2010

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Code:

As this is the only thing I felt Windows did better than Ubuntu (custom keyboard layouts), I would love to be able to change the layout and finally seal the deal with Ubuntu.

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Feb 23, 2011

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Jul 23, 2011

I have swapped backspace key with ` (grave) key. So I added a layout in the /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/us with the following lines:

key <TLDE> { [ BackSpace, BackSpace, BackSpace, BackSpace ] };
key <BKSP> { [ grave, asciitilde, dead_tilde, asciitilde ] };

Now the backspace and grave work well, but when I press shift + grave (previously backspace key), I get grave, not asciitilde.

This is strange because I tried the same thing (with the same us file) with Chakra linux and it worked without any problem.

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Jul 1, 2011

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Feb 28, 2011

I have written a custom keyboard layout that I'm trying to install in Kubuntu 10.10. This is the layout: [URL]

I have added the layout as /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/dotan and made these changes:

In /usr/share/X11/xkb/rules/base.lst I added this:
! layout
dotan Dotan
Of course, the !layout line was already there, I did not touch it.
In /usr/share/X11/xkb/rules/base.xml I added this:
<layoutList>
<layout>

[Code]....

However, after a reboot I do not see the new layout in KDE's configuration for these things.

Note: this is a repost of a post on the geekhack forums. After posting I realised that LinuxQuestions is the better place to ask this. For reference, here is the original geekhack thread: [URL]

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I have attempted a minimal F12 installation from Fedora 12 DVD. But the 'Create Custom Layout' option is not an option in the menu.

How do I install F12 and tell anaconda exactly which partitions I want to use and format?

My current working partition layout is shown in the attached screenshot.

I want to use the following custom partition layout during the initial F12 installation:

Code:
/dev/sda2 / Fedora-12-root
/dev/sda3 SWAP
/dev/sda11 /var/log/ var-log
/dev/sda12 /tmp tmp

This allows me to share existing partitions between my current working F10 root partition, and the newly-installed F12 root partition. So if there are problems with the new F12 installation, I still have a working F10 system to fall back on.

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/dev/sda2- contains windows vista
/dev/sda3- free space
/dev/sda4- where fedora10 is existing.

Basically I want to scrap the fedora 10 in /dev/sda4 and install fed15 on the place (ext3). During the installation process fedora asked me, Which type of installation you want? I choose 'create custom layout'.

Then in the next window that appeared I choose /dev/sda4. Then it gives me four options like
Create Edit Delete Reset

I want to know what does this Delete mean. What will it do, will is erase all the older partitions within /dev/sda4 i made for fedora10 (previously I made three partitions /boot, swap, /) or will erase /dev/sda4 itself. I am scared to continue installation further.

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Feb 24, 2010

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Dec 12, 2009

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edit: Another problem. If I set ksh as /bin/sh I get errors during boot. Is it just me? Is it possible to set ksh as /bin/sh?

edit2: One more question. ksh does not seem to tab complete symlinks Is it just me? Any way to get it to recognize symlinks?

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However the xev utility, which I had hoped would provide me with a key mapping code for 'Fn', does not even register when 'Fn' is pressed on its own, but when 'Fn' is pressed with F1 it gives what I suppose is the the F11 key code (it is a different code to what is shown when F1 is pressed on its own). I am beginning to suspect that what I am trying to do is not possible. My disability means that using keyboard shortcuts is a really good way of my doing things, much faster than the mouse, so I'd like a lot set up, and I mean far more than most people would ever use, including starting a dozen or so regularly used apps, I'm running out of what I can do with <Ctrl><Shift>, so really need to simulate <Ctrl><Alt> or have the 'Fn' key active when setting my Keyboard Shortcuts, EG. <FN><A>.

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May 27, 2010

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I open the keyboard shortcuts utility in KDE Control Center (kcontrol) and start to set a new keyboard shortcut. i.e. I click on the button to "build" a keyboard shortcut. I can press the Win key and it shows that it detects it, but when I press the 't' key, the shortcut is just set as 't' instead of Win+t. I can also push shift+win and that shows in the builder but when I press the 't' key, the shortcut is now set to 'shift+t', so it seems like the Win key is acting funky.

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